Monday, 22 January 2018

Harpist has battled back ME sufferer's touring once again

Harpist has battled back ME sufferer's touring once again

CLAIRE Jones is glorious bubbling proof that life can turn around. From the wonderful peak of playing the harp at the wedding of ...

 

Tower Ballroom is coming to town hall

Tower Ballroom is coming to town hall

THE resident organist from Blackpool’s world-famous Tower Ballroom will be getting to grips with Henley’s Allen Digital Theatre Organ ...

 

Winter recitals begin

Winter recitals begin

CONCERT pianist Anita D’Attellis is performing the first of four scheduled “winter recitals” tomorrow night (Saturday) at 7.30pm. For ...

 

Merseybeat pioneers to rock up at theatre

Merseybeat pioneers to rock up at theatre

SIXTIES pop legends The Searchers are playing the Mill at Sonning next Sunday (January 21). Emerging as part of the Merseybeat scene ...

 

Veteran singer is the guest of the Rat Pack

Veteran singer is the guest of the Rat Pack

AUDIENCES can enjoy everything from opera and the American songbook to jazz icons and a new family musical at the Kenton Theatre over ...

 

Carol singers raise £2,000 for air ambulance

Christmas carol singers raise £2,000 for air ambulance

THE Henley Carol Singers raised £2,000 for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance over the Christmas period. They performed at eight concerts ...

 

Singer proud of his home city's honour

THE recent announcement of Coventry as the UK City of Culture for 2021 was a great thrill for Vince Hill. The veteran singer, who has ...

 

Funky music

FUNK Bake will perform at the next Goring Hall Live concert at the village hall on February 9 at 7.30pm. Their set will feature funky ...

 

Henley Choral Society celebrate

WE have given eight concerts over the last month and raised £2,000 for Thames Valley Air Ambulance. This group of friends, who are all ...

 

Tribute to the Trane

A TRIBUTE to saxophonist John Coltrane will be staged at The Gap Gig in Goring next Friday (January 12) from 8pm. It will be led by ...

 

Nettlebed Village Club January programme

THE 2018 programme at Nettlebed Village Club starts on January 22 with the visit of acoustic folk rock group the Bully Wee Band. ...

 

Swinging Trad jazz

THE Dixieland Swing Kings are performing at Reading Rugby Club, off Sonning Lane, next Wednesday (January 10). Doors open at 7pm with ...

 

Classics recreated

JAZZ returns to the Progress Theatre in Reading tonight (Friday) with a performance by John Law’s Re-Creations. Law is one of Europe’s ...

 

I feared having diabetes would finish my career

I feared having diabetes would finish my career

WHEN Cara Dillon was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes she thought her career was over. But almost exactly 10 years later the Irish folk ...

 

Fans want lifesize sculpture of George Michael in village

Fans want lifesize sculpture of George Michael in village

PLANS to install a £100,000 lifesize statue of George Michael in Goring have been sent back to the drawing board. Parish councillors ...

 

CD raises £400 (and counting) for Muscular Dystrophy UK

CD raises £400 (and counting) for Muscular Dystrophy UK

AN album of festive comedy songs by Henley Standard drama critic Mike Rowbottom has raised around £400 for the Thames Valley branch of ...

 

Folk giant has world on a string

Folk giant has world on a string

NETTLEBED Folk Song Club patron Phil Beer has announced details of his spring 2018 tour of the UK. The multi-instrumentalist’s “String ...

 

Concert pianist is keyed up for New Year recitals

Concert pianist is keyed up for New Year recitals

ONE of Henley’s top pianists has announced plans for a series of four “winter recitals” early in the New Year. Anita D’Attellis’s hope ...

 

Four into one... primary school choirs perform with professional singing group

Four into one... primary school choirs perform with professional singing group

PUPILS from the four state primary schools in Henley performed alongside a professional a capella group at a concert, writes Jamie ...

 

Seven choirs booked in for annual festival

THE organisers of the annual Henley Choir Festival have confirmed that seven choirs have so far signed up to take part in the 2018 ...